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this morning on early today, raising the stakes. another ominous rating threat for the u.s. as debt ceiling negotiations take a break. federal case. the fbi opens an investigation into whether rub effort murdoch's news corp tried to hack the victims of 9/11. mexican soldiers bust the largest marijuana plantation ever. >> announcer: this is early today for friday, july 15th, 2011.
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hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. we begin with the hard bargain. as the nation's deficit clock ticks closer to default, lawmakers will be grouped after a week of tense white house negotiations. the president will hold a press conference this morning while on capitol hill, a back up plan proposed by mitch mcconnell appears to be gaining momentum. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. good morning. >> the president holding the second press conference this week taking it to the people as he told lawmakers to take it back to the caucuses and figure out a way forward. they have a rare day off from the face-to-face negotiations. yesterday focused on taxes with republicans against standing firm on their pledge not to raise them. meantime, republican and democratic leaders in the senate are trying to work together on that back up plan. it's complex, but it would give
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the president authority to raise the debt ceiling and could give lawmakers a way to save face. it would put off the debate on the deficit until 2013, but some republicans still call it a sell out plan. reid said they are looking for a grand bargain, but this is at least an alternative they are working on. that as another agency, standard and poor's may downgrade the u.s. credit rating so lawmakers will meet individually and could come back together this weekend. >> thank you. both outrage and inquiry into the phone hacking scandal are growing. an american probe has been launched in addition those taking place in england speaking in australia, u.s. attorney general eric holder confirmed the fbi is invest gayling allegations news corp tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims.
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those and other accusations driving police for information led murdoch to shut down his news of the world tabloid earlier this week. meanwhile lawmakers in london were forced to issue a summons to murdoch and his son after they refused to answer questions in the inquiry into the scandal. aside from the son that their reign on influence in england may be waning. controversy continues to swirl around the don't ask don't tell tell us banning openly gay members from serving. despite congress voting to end the 17-year-old policy last year. yesterday the obama administration asked an appeals court to reconsider an order it made for an immediate end to don't ask don't tell. the court ruled since the process of repealing was under way, there was no reason to continue enforcing it. the justice department is arguing ending the ban now would
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eliminate a time table established last year that was designed to promote an orderly transition. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. a severe storm led to a tragic turn of events in utah. heavy rain washed away a road, creating a massive sinkhole, causing a father to crash into the edge of the 30-foot deep and 40-foot wide crater, instantly quilling his daughter. another motorist drove into the hole and suffered minor injuries. if anyone is in need of a long weekend, it's this window washer. the man dangled 65 feet above ground after slipping out of his seat. spectators feared the worst, but firefighters arrived on the scene and safely returned him to the ground. bad planning is blamed for an eruption of chaos in dallas. thousands scrambled to get a shot at housing assistance,
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making a mad dash for vouchers several were trampled including children. at least eight people suffered injuries before police restored order. in florida, at one south beach restaurant, they served up dishes with such outrageous decorations, diners pull out cameras before digging in. the hot spot generated a strong following that keeps coming back for the over the top presentations as well as the food which we assume is delicious. now for a electric at the national and regional weather, here's bill with your weather channel forecast. good morning. >> you can keep the fork. i want the graham cracker with the sparkler dessert. >> give me s'mores is the name of it. that sums it up. >> you looked into this. >> absolutely. >> if you didn't, i would. get ready for a nice weekend. it will be summer-like, but the
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heat will be dangerous. the worst of the heat yesterday was right in the areas with the worst of the drought conditions. texas and oklahoma and about everywhere in the center portion of the states were into the 100s. dallas topped out at 103. this is the area of concern over the next couple of days and it's going to expand through much of the map. here's the pattern right now. as far as currently, we are watching probably the worst of the heat in the center for the most part over the top of it. kansas city and st. louis area as we go throughout the weekend. it will expand and for the worst part, it will move to the north. areas of minneapolis and chicago will continue to see the warm up, but your temperatures will get hotter too. as you prepare for the weekend, there is not a lot of wet weather, but the heat will be the big issue. here's the weather outside your door. we will continue to watch temperatures out there that will be on the hot side.
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kansas city 93 and pu ebb low at 99. 94 in orlando. the difference with florida is you will get a break and cool off. and the heat will continue through saturday and sunday. weekend forecast details coming up. >> also coming up, big ben takes the wind out of wall street sails. headlines are straight ahead. expectations are for a huge record-shattering weekend for the big screen harry potter. >> the nfl lock out is nearing an end and roger clemens trial is over. is there such a thing as a hangover sn if you are the yangees, the answer is yes. this is early today blap
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>> good morning and welcome back to early today. i'm lynn berry and here are the top headlines this morning. two delta airlines planes
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collided while taxiing at logan international airport causing damage to one of the plane's tails and the other's wing. one passenger was treated for a possible neck injury. federal prosecutors say an army private was arrested after trying to board an airline flight with a halfous of explosives in his baggage. he stole it while attending a training course, but no evidence he planned to detonate it. the fbi released bundles of cash and dozens of weapons. thiefs from a santa monica apartment from a mob boss james whitey bulger with his long time companion. authorities are trying to figure out where the former fbi most wanted fugitive lived necessary years in california without police knowing. soldiers in western mexico discovered the country's largest marijuana plantation ever. a huge field covering almost 300 acres four times larger than the
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previous record. visitors to yosemite national park will be treated to a rare night time phenomenon this weekend. a moon bow appears when light from the full moon shines through mist released by the park's many water falls. beautiful there. here's an early look at how wall street will kickoff the day. the dow opens at 12,534 after falling 50 points and the s&p drop and the nasdaq sanction 34. in tokyo, the nikkei rose 38 points and in hong kong the hang seng lost 64. stocks fell thursday as ben bernanke backed off and more fed stimulus could be on the way. clarifying statements that drove markets higher, bernanke stressed the central bank would inject more money into the economy only if things got much worse. now is not the time.
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that immediately sent stocks falling, led by tax and financials. wall street's fear index rose and thanks also to no progress in the debt ceiling negotiations. after the bell, standard and poor's warned if lawmakers reach a deal, the risk of the u.s. losing the aaa credit rating in three moss has risen considerably. news corp fell 3% after the fbi said it would investigate the phone hacking of 9/11 victims. jpmorgan chase rose after reporting higher than expected profit. the only s&p financial to close higher. google shot up 12% that blew past all expectations. conco phillips rose after the third largest oil company said they would split in two. a producer and one a refiner. last week unemployment applications fell to a three-month low.
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wholesale price his their biggest fall in a year and a half, but june's retail sales barely rose. in deal news, anxiety row australian firm is buying petro energy for a little more than $12 million. after one casey anthony juror sought thens for an interview, a florida lawmaker proposed making it a felony for jurors to profit from civic service. the blue jays peck the yankees and hope for the nfl and the first day of the british open. plus, being a good athlete doesn't necessarily mean you will be a good golfer. here are the morning sports headlines. >> i'm familiar with that, lynn. coming up, a look at the weekend and the heat wave coming our way.
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. good morning. if you are just waking up, this is early today. in sports, prior to last night for nine straight years, the new york yankees have won the first game back after the all-star break. last night, eight blue jay runs in the first inning put an end to that streak. here's mario so liz with a look at the headlines. >> good morning. the all-star break is over and it's time for the second half of
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the baseball season. someone forgot to tell that to the yankees. chalk this up as an all-star break hangover. giving up eight runs in the first inning, the blue jays start playing after that. they won 15-7. an rbi double almost didn't happen. duane weiss falls down and the throw gets away from the catcher and he jogs? to score the go ahead run. marlins win 6-3. the nfl lock out is nearing an end. they agreed to a salary cap. all that's need side to hammer out a few more issues and the lock out could be over as soon as tonight. the judge declared a mistrial in the roger clemens perjury case after the judge could not guarantee a fair trial after the evidence had been ruled out. a blunder turned into a home run for roger clemens.
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a veteran and a wide-eyed amateur are on top of the leaderboard. thomas bjorn shares a leaderboard with a kid half his age. the second round is under way in england. aaron rogers and tony romo and michael jordan attempting to hit off at a celebrity golf tournament and it didn't go very well. roger breaks the tee in half. take that. romo does get distance, but not with his ball. you are up. jordan makes contact and the ball flies on to the green. one problem. it was the green behind him. will someone please end the lock out in the nba and nfl. they need to get back to their day jobs. that's a look at sports on early today. . a look at the specific records harry potter hopes to break this weekend at the box
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office. the early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, cartoon angry birds may be all the rage on smart phones, but coming up, we will show you very angry bird in real life. you are watching early today.
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welcome back to early today on this friday morning. let me take you through the weekend. wet weather, umbrellas and thunderstorms along the gulf
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especially from atlanta to new orleans, tallahassee, atlanta and jacksonville. over the weekend, a nice weather pattern. it will be warmer on the eastern seaboard, but it's dry. the real heat starts to develop from dallas northwards to oak home and kansas city and minneapolis is up to 93 by the time we get to saturday. sunday it jumps to 96 and dangerous humidity levels in these areas is going to lead to oppressive heat well into next week. if you are watching us on wec wilmington north carolina, play games and learn to speak like a swashbuckler and buried treasure, fact and fiction with pirates. that's your early today event of the day. >> that scared me a little bit. now here's an early look at the had the lines in entertainment. the debut of the long awaited final film in the boy wizard
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franchise, harry potter and the deathly hallows part two is a record smashing weekend. the main records part two is looking to break are mid-new debut, opening day and opening weekend. considering how many theaters it's in and screens it's on and the presales figures, they think they will break the first two and just fall short of the opening weekend total of just over $158 million. this weekend figure potter to finish at number one with roughly $150 million. after two staggering weekends of earnings, transformers dark of the moon will be humbled with a second place finish, but with a noot too humble 20 to $25 million. good enough to take the top spot. finally the surprisingly r-rated comedy horrible bosses should finish 3rd with over $15
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million. we have to get me out of the house. they walk away most of the time. this comes to us from detroit's wdif in michigan where in grand rapids, morning strollers ended up feeling like they were in a famous hitchcock film. pedestrians in the downtown area ruffles the feathers of one grand rapids resident. folks heading to work or to the gerald ford museum to pay respects to betty ford ducked and did their best to dodge the wrath of a red winged black bird who explicitly attacked anyone approaching their perch. very strange there. >> just defending its territory. get out of its way. >> i guess. don't miss with bill. i'm lynn berry and this is early
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today. just your first stop of the day on your nbc station.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everyone. we're off to a nice start. temperatures are comfortable in most spots. no rain expected. 65 at the airport. 66 degrees in jarrettsville. partly to mostly sunny today. humidity it is going to be in check. high temperature is expected in the mid 80's. we will come back and check the forecast for the rest of the weekend. >> 66 degrees on tv hill.
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the final installment of the harry potter series hits the theaters. >> a turning point in the debt talks. >> one event closure to tell you about. that is coming up in your
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. good morning. tgif. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> this weather has been perfect. >> it will get warmer but nothing unbearable for july. you will notice a bit of a difference of this morning. it is still comfortable. high, thin clouds, but no

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